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Refuse to be a Victim Instructor Development Workshop* - Presented by Ed O’Carroll

9:00am - 1:00pm on Aug 27, 2017, Sunday|Room 102D|Add To Calendar

Refuse to be a Victim Instructor Development Workshop* - Presented by Ed O’Carroll

Successfully completing the Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) earns individuals the NRA instructor credentials required to teach the Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar in their communities. Prerequisite: You must attend either Friday’s or Saturday’s basic seminar.


About Ed O’Carroll

Ed O’Carroll began his career with the Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Department on September 11, 1989. Prior to his law enforcement career, Ed was served as an emergency medical technician and assistant chief of an ambulance squad in Hauppauge, New York. During his 28 years with the Fairfax County Police Department, Ed has served in numerous assignments, most recently as the internal affairs division commander and director/Major of the Public Affairs Bureau. Ed currently serves as Executive Counselor for Refuse to Be A Victim and has lectured all across the United States, teaching thousands of people all aspects of personal safety. Ed also served as the president of the Virginia Crime Prevention Association, which networks law enforcement and citizens in the prevention of crime. He has conducted numerous training classes for law enforcement officers and citizens at a number of national crime prevention conferences and for numerous community organizations. His efforts to educate, share and inform the community on safety issues have been featured in Teen People Magazine and he has appeared on Lifetime Channel, USA Today on-line, ABC News PrimeTime and even had been quoted in The Oprah Magazine.

Get Ready for the Expo

NRA’s Carry Guard Expo will feature a wide array of companies showcasing the latest and greatest guns, gear and services dedicated to personal protection and defense, concealed carry and home defense. 

Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about the event.

Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend, so come for 1, 2, or all 3 days. Your show ticket includes full access to the Exhibit Hall and all of the free educational seminars!

“I Will Never Carry A Gun Without Carrying This.”

- Dana Loesch, Gold NRA Carry Guard Member

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NRA Carry Guard Expo

A 3-day educational and interactive experience dedicated to Individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills within personal protection, concealed carry and defense tactics.